HOUSTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1930
Apparently students tail to realize
that smoking is against the rules of
the Junior College. Probably many
of! those offendiilg students forget
that they are restricted in this matter, and do so merely as a matter
of habit and not in a direct attempt
to break a rule oE the college.
The school board, in allowing the
night use of the San Jacinto High
School, required that the rule against
smoking in the building be rigidly enforced. Mr. Dupree has done all in
his power to see that this nrom'se
should be fulfilled. But it is impos'
sible for one person, even though acting In an olficial caapcity, to enforce
a rule of this nature.
Aside from that fact, however, is
it not a fact also that the students
of Houston Jun'or College are a self-
styled group of law-abiding citizens?
Assuming that such is the case, it
appears to us that a request In the
form here given should be sufficient
to cause the rule against smoking In
the build:ng to be enforced as a
matter of personal pride on the part
of each student.
The recent primary election of officers for the Students' Association was
the biggest Hop on record in the history of Jun'or College affairs.
In the first place, the directors of
the election handled it in very poor
style. No exact information as to tbe
details of balloting was at the disposal of the student body. No information was dispensed generally as
to the time, place or manner of balloting. Announcements in the cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday
served to inform approximately
third of the student body as to what
was to occur. Of th's third, only
one-third was interested enough to
vote. Eighty-seven s t u d e n ts cast
At that, 12 per cent is not
representation of the group
ested in Junior College affairs. Six
per cent attendance at a football
game would exc te editorial comment
in several loeal daily newspapers and
perhaps a casual pun from the scathing tongue of a popular Houston
As to the election of yell leadi
one must be shocked at the lack of
information pertaining to the relative candidates. The affair In this
regard has excited much comment
from members of the student body
which if published would furnish
grounds for libel charges.
Charges alleging the operationg of
a clique, charges claiming tainted politics, and counter-charges of varied
natures have resulted from the election. All of which will serve merely
as a bone of contention among those
niak'ng the charges.
It Is high time that an organiza
tion of the students, operated by the
students under legally sanctioned
thority, shall be placed in charge of
student affairs and have under its
jurisdiction all matters pertain'ng
student government and policies.
This column sincerely hopes that
tbe powers-that-be shall soon be convinced that student government must
come and that they will allow the
Junior College to take its place among
the scores of other institut'ons that
have found internal co-operation in
such an arrangement.
COUGAR COLLEGIAN PRESIDENT
There is no more effective college
organization than the Cougar Colle-
s. popularly known as the Girls
Pep Club, of which Hazel Taylor is
he popular and efficient leader.
FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE
CLASS IS ADOPTED
Legalized, class activities are in
store for tbe sophomores as soon as
r new constitution goes into effect.
Meeting with Robert McCullough,
president of the sophomore class,
Margaret Boyett, Tom Walker, Helen
Lee Davis, Jane Witberspoon, Hazel
Taylor, Edward Bennett, Harry Seaman, Max Ludtke, Willard Nesmith,
Peie Garr'son, and Bill Jeter, all ac-
tice upperclassmen, decided to formulate the first constitution any class
in the Jun'or College has adopted.
The purpose of the constitution is
to legalize all the actions of the sophomore class. Provided the activities
they sponsor are within proper
bounds, the officers of the class will
be free to act oh their own judgment,
w'thout the burden of outside comment or criticism.
The members of the committee were
chosen because of the part they have
taken in student activities.
NEW INSTRUCTOR ADDED
TO ENLARGED FACULTY
Due to the increased enrollment,
Mrs. B. M. Ebaugh, instructor of English, joined the Houston Junior College faculty last week.
Mrs. Ebaugh conies to H. J. C. from
Newcombe College. New Orleans, La.,
where she has been engaged in
teaching Latin for the past three
years. She received her B.A. degree
from Newcombe College in 1925,
and M.A. degree from Columbia diversity in 1927.
At present, Mrs. Ebaugh is teaching only one class, but it is hoped
that she will become a full-time in-
DRAMATIC CLUB NOTICE
The John R. Bender Dramatic Club
will meet Monday, November 10, at
9:30 p.m., in the Junior College auditorium. An interesting program will
PEP CLUB ENJOYS
AT CASA DEL MAR
Stunts and Initiations Feature
Cougar Collegians Sojourn at
"Lin-i-ment," a three-act play, writ-
n by Celia Lasky, and "E'glit Stages
of a Woman's Life," planned by Lu-
cile Cafcalas, given as stunts by the
sophomores and freshmen, respectively, were the main features of the ;
week-end outing of the Pep Club at
Casa del Mar.
In the first! act o| "Lin-bmenl
Hazel Taylor, bride, and Celia Lasky, !
groom, were united in marriage, with
Rev. Ezekiel (Margaret Boyett) reading the service.
The bride wore a long white gown,
with a veil fashioned from a window
curtain. She entered with Lewellyn
Ross, trainbearer, who came "sweeping in" with two straw brooms. The
groom, who had a very red nose, was
dressed in white trousers and dark
coat and wore a straw "Katy."
The marriage proved unsuccessful
in the second act, but a complete
reconciliation was effected at last.
Dorothy Lasky, three years old; Ce-
cile Taylor, six years old; Allyne
Allen, high school girl; Marion Banta,
college girl; Maurine Reach, debutante; Gladys Kuykendall, bride;
Nora Louise Calhoun, mother, and
Eleanor Stanfield, grandmother, were
dressed to effectively portray the
eight stages in a woman's life.
More than 20 members of the Pep
Club, with Mrs. Pearl Bender and
Miss Sue Thomason, sponsors, gathered around an open fireplace, Saturday night, on the sun porch at Casa
del Mar, for the first business meeting of the term where no time limit
was set. A lengthy discussion followed in which several important
problems were brought before the
club by Hazel Taylor, who presided
over the meeting. When the meeting
adjourned, the members were enthusiastic over the plans for a bigger
and better Pep Club.
Initiation of the Pep Club freshmen was fully carried out by the
sophomores. Soon after arriving at
Casa del Mar, the beds were made
for the night. Freshmen did this under sophomore supervision. Penalties
were assessed for neglect of duty.
Dorothy Lasky, the first transgressor,
counted 1736 boards in the Y. W. C.
All freshmen girls were given the
opportunity to do K. P. duty at regular meal times as well as at the
mldn'ght lunch. Recitations, in which
freshmen proved themselves to be decidedly tongue-tied, songs and
tests were part of the initiation. Mary
Jo Elliot won first place in a cracker
eating contest, and Menalee Garrett
was winner of a difficult foot race.
Genevieve Weldon and Maurine Ed-
m'nister, Pep Club members, came
down Saturday night with Howard
Branch and Terry Russ for a short
Sunday morning a short service was
held; songs were sung, Mrs. Bender
read a Scripture lesson and offered
The Pep Club appreciated the hospitality of Mrs. Tryon, Casa del Mar
hostess, the music furnished by
Nelwyn Turner at the piano, and the
transportation to and from the outing
by Mozelle Mclieynolds. Howard Graham, Lewellyn Ross, Margaret Boyeft
and Mrs. Bender.
STUDENT ASSOCIATION HEAD
The Students' Association endeavors to promote a variety of activities. Mr. Smith W. Garrison,
popular sophomore and president of
his class last year, has been elected
MACKEY AS SPONSOR
OF GIRLS PEP CLUB
The appo'ntment of Miss Thomason
to succeed Miss Mackey as sponsor
of the Cougar Collegians has been
announced by Hazel Taylor, president
of that organization.
Miss Mackey has served as sponsor
of the girls since the organ'zation of
the club in 1927. She not only teaches
physical education at Junior College,
also at Jefferson Davis High
School. Miss Mackey stated that it
would be impossible for her to give
to the club the attention that is necessary for its growth.
Miss Thomason, the new sponsor,
is well acquainted with the work of
the club and has helped to make
the plans for this year.
MUSIC AND WIT ON
TAP AT PEPPIEST
ASSEMBLY OF YEAR
Newly Elected Student Association Officers Make Their Bow
to the Student Body; Dupree
Promises Future Innovations.
With the introduction of Student
Association officers and announcements of importance to the studnt
body, tbe peppiest assembly of the
year was held at H. .1. C. auditorium
Highlighting the program with several popular numbers, J. D. Larkin
wit hhis piano accordion was overwhelmingly received. He respondd
gracefully to calls lor an encore.
Bob McCullough, sophomore class
president, introduced the newly-elected officers of the Student Association
who are: Pete Garrison, prsident;
Donald McKibben, vice-president;
Christine Fitzgerald, secretary; and
Maurine Edmiuster, treasurer.
Speaking to the student body, Pete
Garrison thanked them for placing
him in such a position of trust and
responsibility, and promised to do
-his best to capably fulfill the duties
of his office.
Donald McKibben also pledged bis
whole-hearted support to the studnts
in the association activity.
The following yell leaders were Introduced: Roy Tinert, Vincent Ar-
ta.e, Genevieve Weldon, and Virginia
Smith. Mr. Rupre requested that they
give one yell, which was rendered in
good style by the students.
Some time wa3 occupied in changing the seating arrangemnt, and the
next week's assembly will be conducted in an entirely different manner, with many and new interesting
fatures, according to Mr. Dupree.
Freshman Soial Comm'tee Is
Named by Warren Lemmon;
Plans of Freshman Ball Made
Warren Lemmon, president of tbe
freshman class of Houston Junior
College, Friday appointed Fairfax
Moody chairman of the social committee. The following will serve with
Miss Moody on the committee: Christine Fitzgerald, C. G. Hall, and Roy
In choosing committeemen, President Lemmon took an outstanding
representative graduate from each of
the senior high schools of the city.
Plans have already begun for the
freshman ball in January, which
promises to be a gala affair in the
ensuing social calendar of the college.
DEBATERS TO MEET
The Houston Junior College Oratorical Association will hold its first
meeting under the direction of the
newly elected officers, Monday night
in the biology lectur room at 9.30.
FETED IN ASSEMBLY
Marked by several introductory
speeches, vocal numbers, and announcements of interest, the regular
Wednesday night assembly was held
in the college auditorium October 22.
I The first speaker of the evening
[introduced by Mr. Dupree, was Miss
|Kinyon of the Delphian Assembly of
Houston. Miss Kinyon Introduced
the winner of the Delphian scholarship. Miss Christine Fitzgerald, popular freshman student. In her short
talk to the students, Miss Kinyon
made the statement that the Delphian Club hoped to be able to present
another scholarship next year. She:
explained the motto of the Delphians.
was, "Not what we have, but what
we share." Miss Kinyon was a former student at Houston Junior College.
The next speaker, Mr. Gossett, who
is president of the American Business Club, was also introduced by
Mr. Dupree. In his speech which was
full of good sound advice, Mr. Gossett
told the history of the scholarship
offered by his club. He then turned
over the reins of introducing the winners of the club's scholarships to
In his introductory speech Mr. Soule
said, "Sophomores, I am with you;
freshmen, you are mine."
He Introduced the two winners of
the Business Club scholarsbips. R.
Willard Nesmith, first, and Jack
Thurman, second. His speech contained much of the humorous element, and he urged the students to
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